‘Return of the Living Dead’ Turned Romero’s Zombies Into a Really Good Joke

Horror, like few other genres, can bring out intense emotion from its audience.

The only other genre that comes close is comedy.

One makes your heart race with fear, the other makes you laugh.

Then there’s the combination of the two: the horror-comedy.

When done right, they’ll have you in stitches while ripping you open at the same time.

There have been some great ones over the years which take a lighter approach to classics that came before.

Joe Dante’s Gremlins was a chaotic wink to monster movies of the 50s.

Tremors did the same.

Scary Movie started out as an over-the-top parody of Scream.

The Cabin in the Woods took on The Evil Dead and every “killer in the woods” trope.